Sep 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
the for the baltimore grand prix, our big story this morning. >> it all wraps up this morning. george lettis made a pit stop by the track to see how things were going. >> the race to the end of the second annual grand prix of baltimore is in the home stretch. so far, the new organizers of the race say despite literal bumps in the road, it's been a success, even though they know they won't make money on this. >> we came on board so late. we had about 100 days and we are realistic. to do it right, you need more than 100 days. >> making money was a big issue for downtown restaurants last year. a lack of marketing and access to places like harbor east, federal hill and little italy brought disappointing business. so far this year -- >> but this year it's improved. they're more familiar with what roads are closed and which ways they can travel, so if you come to little italy, you will not be blocked by any barricades. >> the races on saturday ended at around 6:30 instead of around 9:00 p.m. last year and we are told they redesigned the track to allow better access to neighborhoods. but do these crowds compa
Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
it suddenly pulled over on the shoulder of northbound i-95 near the russell street exit in downtown baltimore. authorities tell 11 news at some point armetta got out of the vehicle and somehow ended up falling off this ramp, about a 47-foot fall to his death, into this wooded area. >> i can't believe it. >> joy scott of bel air lived next door to the family for almost two years before the family moved out a few weeks ago. scott's four children adore the officer, who they call mr. charles. >> a great police officer from what i could tell. great, great neighbor. i mean, there's other people in this neighborhood that are very upset by this. >> armetta is the second police officer to die this week. thursday, charles mccato died in a car accident on his way home from work. armetta was a husband and the father of a young girl who, according to the department, turned 1 monday. wbal, tv 11 news. >> the cause of officer armetta's death is still under investigation. we're told funeral arrangements are being made. >>> city police are investigating an early morning shooting in northwest baltimore. office
Sep 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
brought football back to baltimore. 11 news sunday morning starts right now. >> welcome to the sunday news. our top stories in a moment. first what a day it was yesterday, weather wise. >> we had some very strong storms through the area. even a few reports of severe weather, whether it be in montgomery, washington county, frederick county, also possible funnel reported by an officer near sandy point. so possibly there was a funnel near the area. nonetheless, we did have some strong storms that brought down some trees. as we look at hd doppler, we can see that front finally moving off shore. rain showers still left along the lower eastern shore including rain right now in ocean city, but it has cleared out as you look across southern maryland, baltimore, even in the western start of the state. this is all changing now as we get throughout the day. that front is heading off shore. we are looking for beautiful conditions. currently around 60 degrees. we're moving for high temperatures up near 80. you're gonna wake up to clouds and a few showers across the lower eastern shore. and cooling skie
Sep 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
after a house fire in east baltimore. what neighbors had to say about the victim. >> cheering crowds for both the presidential candidates where they visited. >> and the first full day of the grand prix is in the books. what you can expect today. 11 news sunday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news sunday morning. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. first let's check outside with meteorologist tony pann. it stinks, it's swampy outside. it's nasty. >> 5:00 in the morning! >> don't you think it smells funny outside? >> i don't know where you were traveling. >> where were you? >> the air quality in baltimore stinks. >> the mold spores are high because of the rain. >> you don't stink, though. >> i did shower this morning. >> thank you. >> we did shower -- not together. >> where is this show going? it's 5:00 and you've dragged us into the mud. 72 at the airport, humidity over 90%. you'll feel that when you step outside this morning but i think it'